dons Fishing Report 2024

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July 17, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Sept. 14

Umm, hmm. Not sure how today was. Well, we never saw a school of fish today but we did catch fish all day long for the most part. I look over at the chart table at my fish count and it looks pretty good. Just short stops all day long for tuna and dorado. Never drove for too long before stopping the boat on fish so the day wasn't great but it could've been a lot worse. Everyone on board had a great time today and caught there share of fish so I have to say that it was a success. An absolute fun, great group of guys for myself and the crew. My first time with Brad and his group and I have to say they were great. Thanks guys, let's do it again. The weather was fine today. A little breezy but comfortable none the less. We'll be at the dock tomorrow bright and early to make a quick turn around on an 8 day trip.

 

July 16, 2024 dons Fishing Report

23 yellowtail 94 assorted rockfish and limits of reds. Bob β€œDart” Fletcher getting in on the fun winter time action.

July 15, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Polaris Supreme Trip Report 08-20-2016Good afternoon everyone. We departed today on the Joe Beck/Bob Vance Annual 5 Day Charter. Not long after the morning offload, the boat was fueled up, groceries loaded we were headed out to the tuna grounds that have recently popped up. There isn't much time to waste when there can be quite a bit of time to fish on the departure day of a 5 day trip. We loaded up on a fairly descent variety of sardine, got all of our seminars out of the way and went right into rigging up. We arrived at the area we wanted to look at not too long after lunch and stumbled on few schools right away. Nothing wanted to bite in any volume right off the bat, but Tom Christiansen got down with his jig and managed to hook up on something nice. After about a good half hour on the bow, he was able to land about a 110 lb. beautiful bluefin tuna. Not bad at all for his effort on 40 lb.test. Great way to start the trip. We spent the remainder of the day trolling around yummy flyers trying to locate a nice school to shut down on, but it looked like the fish went down for the afternoon. We'll camp out here tonight, enjoy a nice prime rib dinner and get back at it first thing in the morning. Well check back in with you tomorrow.Tight lines,Team Supreme

July 14, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Captain Ryan checked in tonight with an update from the San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay, CA. We returned late last night. Our trip today and Friday have been cancelled due to weather. Our next trip is going to be Saturday.

We had 25 anglers catch 7 Bluefin Tuna, 38 Yellowtail and 35 Bonito. We had some nice quality on the Bluefin Tuna. We had 6 Bluefin Tuna between 60 and 108 pounds. To be exact we had Bluefin Tuna weighing in at 108, 102, 90, 90, 80 and 60 pounds. We also had one small one that we caught on the troll early in the morning. There is excellent sign of big Bluefin Tuna right now.

It is very important to be prepared with the correct tackle. A Shimano Talica 12 or 16 two speed filled with 65 or 80 lb spectra. Connected to 5 feet of 80 or 130 lb flouro and a 250 gram flatfall. A sinker bait rig fished with a Talica 16 or 20 two speed filled halfway with 80 lb spectra than topped off with 60 or 80 lb mono to a short leader of 80 lb flouro. A 2/0 or 3/0 circle hook and a 4-6 oz torpedo sinker.
Please bring the correct tackle. During our last trip we had 20 hookups and got 6 of them.

July 13, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Hi friends. We arrived this morning to the slip and unloaded Dan, Howard, and the gang along with their fine catch of offshore and coastal gamefish. Big fish honors go to Troy Smith for his 33.8 lb. Yellowtail, George Todd for his 24.0 lb. Yellowtail, and Dick Langlois's 23.8 lb. Yellowtail took third place. Good going fellas. We'd also like to say thanks to Dan and Howard. They put together a fine group of people to share the rail with and it was our pleasure to have them aboard for the past eight days. Although tuna and wahoo fishing was tough, the gang still had a great time and enjoyed themselves all they way to the end. We hope to see y'all next year.

With that, we departed this afternoon at 1300 hours on another 2-day adventure and with a beautiful load of bait, we set sail to the southerly offshore grounds. It sounds like it's good kelp paddy fishing for Yellowtail and Dorado with a little bit of Bluefin and Yellowfin tuna mixed in. The weather is hot and sunny today and we're looking for more of the same tomorrow, hopefully the weatherman is correct tomorrow because he's showing more nice weather. We'll be there first thing tomorrow morning with a cup of coffee and a pair of binoculars in our hands. Here we go, let's do it.

-Team Supreme-

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Good evening everyone. Slow fishing for us offshore today. We looked at a lot of good water and stopped on numerous kelps to find only smaller grade Yellowtail, which we do not need anymore of so we released every one we hooked, but we did catch a few 25 lb. Yellowfin tuna trolling around. We saw one good school on the sonar but never got around on it so that was encouraging and we also did see a lot of Yellowtail on the kelps that we did stop on. It seems as though this area is still recovering from the storm front that blasted through in the days prior and it's hard to stay on the fish when there aren't a lot of boats in the area if you can't locate the fish. There's a lot of water to cover and this is the only time you'll hear us say the words "the more boats, the better". That's what it is in this case. We need a nice spread of lots of boats to cover this large area of water that these tuna have been in the past couple of months and today, we just didn't have the help to look at all the water that needs to be covered in order to find the fish. Hopefully, this holiday weekend will see multiple boats out in the area to try and get something located. Other than that, our weather was pretty good with a little bit of leftover wind and swell but plenty of sunshine to aide in the kelp finding. We definitely made the right call on the weather side of things and strategically missed the bad weather that was forecasted.

So that's all. We're making way up the line and will be arriving to the docks at 0700 hours tomorrow morning. We'll be unloading Mr. Anderson, Mr. Lund, and their buddies and loading up for our 2-day adventure that will be departing int he afternoon. We'll chat with you tomorrow and thanks for checking in.

-Team Supreme-

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Hi friends. We took a little bit of a pounding last night traveling up but it wasn't anything serious. We made it to our destination at a decent hour this morning and it didn't take us too long to figure things out and get serious on finishing up our Yellowtail limit. We caught them using all methods today; Fly-lined Sardines, sliding-sinker rigs, dropper loops, yo-yo jigs, and our personal favorite - the surface iron. A solid grade of fish too with most being in the 18-22 lb. range. We had steady catching in the morning and we also had some very steady releasing of these beautiful specimens with probably a 50/50 percentage of fish kept and fish released. It gets a little tricky releasing such large Yellowtail but we do a superb job of releasing them with as little as stress to the fish as possible and that is a very rewarding feeling. It may take a few line cuts, which most definitely is NOT a rewarding feeling, but that's part of working on a boat. If your hands aren't throbbing with pain by the end of the day, you're either not working hard enough or you've had a really good day of fishing. Today, the crew of the Polaris Supreme have sore hands because of good fishing - our fingers hurt.

So with our fill of Yellowtail fishing, the afternoon found us trying to catch other coastal species and without very much success. More of a goof-off afternoon as hardly anyone was fishing with all of the action they desired being taken care of in the morning time. With that, we said farewell to our Yellowtail fishery and are currently bouncing up and down on our way to hopefully finish off our trip with a tuna score closer to home. We'll be giving it a go tomorrow morning and hopefully we can add some tuna to our catch that is already chilled in the RSW wells. Our weather is a tad bouncy and wet but it's nothing we can't handle or haven't seen before. We're just jogging up the line at the moment and the weatherman says throughout tomorrow, the wind is supposed to subside. That guy better be right. Wish us luck and we'll chat with you tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

P.S. We'll be fishing tomorrow in the same area that we'll be fishing on our 2-day trip departing Sunday afternoon and returning on Tuesday morning, so it will be a good check for us to get the area figured out and hopefully get some fish located. We still have a few spots left, so give Susan a call in the office at 619-390-7890 and book a spot.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Hi friends. Mostly a travel today as stated in our last report, we decided to make a run higher up on the chart to be in position to elude the weather as best as possible if needed, but we did do some fishing today as well motoring up the line. We found kelp, after kelp, after kelp in good water conditions but we only have a couple handfuls of Dorado to show for our efforts. The weather was really nice for most of the day so seeing these kelps was no problem but we never located a really good kelp holding a glory stop. If there was one out here or not, who knows, but we checked dozens and dozens of kelps that were void of life with the exception of only a couple that actually were holding gamefish of size. But like I said, our weather was beautiful for most of the day until the late afternoon time when we were hit with some wind and a little bit of rain, so at least the weather was decent. Our traveling weather now is a pretty manageable with just a little bit of bounce from the wind swell. There isn't much sea conditions to worry about at the moment, just lots of wind but for now, we'll take this weather for the remainder of the trip. We'll see what happens tomorrow as more wind is forecasted in our future.

Tomorrow, we'll be doing some coastal fishing for White Seabass, Yellowtail, and Halibut before we peak around the corner and see if the weather will allow us to do some local tuna fishing for a morning. Until then, we'll be looking for some trophy gamefish and we'll take things as they come. Take care and wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Hello friends and happy "hump day". Fishing for us was slow today on the Supreme. We looked at good water conditions throughout the day and just didn't find what we were looking for. Maybe in time, this area will produce for us but as of right now, it is definitely the place NOT to be. Anyhow, we gave it an honest check all day today and with the impending weather that is supposed to kick up all the way from California to where we currently sit and beyond the Baja coast, we've decided to start making a little bit of latitude up as we'll be in a different area tomorrow looking once again for tuna and Wahoo. We'll just take things slow and steady because we don't want to be stuck down here with strong winds that are being predicted and a long way still to aim for home. We'd rather be safe than sorry and we'll take things one day at a time.

So that is all. I hope I didn't frighten any loved ones at home on the topic of weather. It's part of coming out here on long-range trips down the coast. We have multiple weather programs that can give us all the information needed so that our experience and knowledge of the situation will ultimately give us the upper hand on planning a voyage to the safest point possible. That is what we're doing right now. Once again, better safe than sorry and if the weather-man is wrong, which I'm sure all of you know most certainly is a strong possibility, than we'll deal with it if that scenario plays out, when the time comes. Again, one day at a time. We'll report back to you tomorrow hopefully with a tale of bonanza-style fishing and good weather. Stay tuned and wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

P.S. Ana- Mark says Ti Amo!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Hello again, friends. Good Yellowtail fishing for us once again and some decent Dorado fishing to go along with it. The grade of Yellowtail we captured today was a very nice grade of fish with most being right around 18 lbs; some bigger, some smaller but a fine grade nonetheless. Our first stop of the morning was mostly dropper loops and yo-yo irons once again but our second stop was straight fly-lined baits and jigs, which made for a lot more fun as we were able to witness a surface show of Yellowtail the we've become accustomed to when fishing for these mighty Jacks. Dropper loop and yo-yo fishing for 'tails is one thing but when they get up on the surface, boiling and swirling around, that is some of the funnest fishing we see out here so it was nice to get in some surface action before we pulled anchor after lunch and set a course to do some tuna and Wahoo fishing offshore for the remainder of the trip. Oh yeah, we also caught four token Pargo today.

So all in all, we had a very good morning and the rest of the day was spent traveling, eating, napping, watching movies, and getting our gear restored back to clean, working order to hopefully do battle with our next batch of species on the menu. Our weather isn't really all that bad, but the combination of the direction we are heading and the swell direction is rolling the boat around pretty good but everyone is doing just fine and we're traveling at a safe speed to ensure the utmost comfort and safety of the passengers and the vessel. We'll begin the hunt for tunas and 'hoos first thing tomorrow morning. Wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Hi friends. What began as a slow day on the Supreme, turned out to be quite a decent day by the time the sun set. Around mid-morning, we snagged a few Dorado on the troll and had a stop where we caught a box-full of some nice flats with quite a few going around 18 lbs. After that, we began the hunt for Wahoo and tuna but after not locating any, we plopped the anchor over to do some Yellowtail and ground-fishing. We tried a handful of spots with limited success but later in the afternoon, we began to snag some Yellows with the yo-yo jigs and dropper loops. Even without current, the fish bit pretty steady in the late afternoon and by the evening time, we only had a few fishermen left as the cocktails and showers overtook the anglers attention. That's when you know you've had a good bite, only a handful of anglers at the rail and with the cocktail party cheering them on; hootin' and hollerin' at 'em. So all in all, we had a good afternoon of fishing down here and we'll be trying for some Pargo this evening before we get back at it tomorrow morning for Wahoo, Yellowtail, and tuna. Our weather is a bit windy with a light swell but it's hot out, so the breeze is kind of welcomed at this point. Anyhow, we'll chat with you tomorrow and wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

P.S. Dan says hello to Beverley and the girls. Everyone's having a great time and he misses you. Same goes to you, Julayna.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Good evening, friends. A report of morning was fairly simple; breakfast, seminars, rig tackle. After the completion of the seminar, chartermaster's Dan Anderson and Howard Lund handed out some shirts, sweaters, spectra, jigs, and some fish processing gift cards. When all was said and done with our morning activites, we began our trolling rotations. We had a few jig strikes for a few Yellowfin here or there with one stop yeilding a wide-open bite on the Yellowfin that was hot and heavy but also short-lived. We managed to tag a bunch and have a few for some sashimi fish as well, so we're pumped. Other than that, it was just a mild day of relaxing, napping, eating, and listening to the football games. The troops are downstairs enjoying cocktails and Seafood Alfredo, so they're happy. We'll continue traveling down this evening and be on the hunt tomorrow in the mid-morning time. We'll be fishing for Yellowfin, Bluefin, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Dorado, Pargo, and Grouper so wish us luck and we'll chat with you tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Hello friends. After a couple-day hiatus, we're back out for eight days with Dan Anderson, Howard Lund, and a few of their amigos. We departed the docks early this morning and loaded up on some beautiful, mixed-size of Sardine and cleared the point with our bow pointed to an unknown destination at the moment. Our options are plentiful and we're hoping that some sign of big tuna and wahoo pop up somewhere but until that happens, we're looking at just pulling on any type of gamefish at the moment. We have a couple days of traveling to figure things out and as of now, our ride is beautiful rollin' south. We'll report back to you tomorrow with our daily activities. Take care.

-Team Supreme-

July 12, 2024 dons Fishing Report

38 Yellowfin, 117 Yellowtail, 4 Dorado and 18 Skipjack. A fine November day.

July 11, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Today we had some fun fishing on the small yellowfin (released) and yellowtail up to 22 pounds. Our new guys Jim and Gunnar got the kinks out. Rack of lamb for dinner and off to bed to get ready for some hopefully great fishing tomorrow.

July 10, 2024 dons Fishing Report

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Good evening everyone. We arrived this morning to the docks at around 0700 and said good-bye to our friends from SDG & E. We unloaded a beautiful catch of Yellowtail and a dazzling assortment of other tasty fish and the big Yellowtail honors go as follows: Lenny Campos - 26.2 lbs. Ulises Ochoa - 25.0 lbs. Rodger Schwecke - 24.8 lbs. Congratulations and thanks once again to the entire gang and we'll see everyone next season. After unloading, refueling, a couple of minor maintenance projects, loading groceries, and scrubbing the boat from mast to water-line, we loaded up another eager group of passengers and set sail for greater points south on another three day extravaganza.

 

Our group is quite the mix of Polaris Supreme veterans and Polaris Supreme first-timers but it's looking like we're going to have a fun group to fish with. We're headed right back to where we ended up last trip and with a steady flow of other boats in our wake, we're wasting no time in getting down there. We'll try and relocate some squid for a little while and if we can't, we're bombing on down to our honey hole with plenty of sardines and one tank of squid from last trip. We're knocking on wood and wishing upon lucky stars that our honey hole can give us one more chance at some good fishing before the place gets too congested. Please send us some luck from the beach. This is a team effort.

 

So there you have it. Our weather as we are steaming down the coast is gorgeous. A mild swell and light winds have made for premium traveling conditions and we'll be more than pleased if it continues until Wednesday morning but as we've seen, things can change in the snap of a finger. We're just enjoying the fact that the ride is currently beautiful, the Prime Rib was once again delicious, and our spirits are high. We'll report to you tomorrow.

-Richie and Team Supreme-

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Hi friends. The result of this morning's squid float was two deck wells and the port slammer being loaded up with squid. It was a great float with the entire crew waking up to get the job done in just about twenty minutes. What was an ocean void of squid-life at 1:45 AM  was then corroded with calamari at 2:00 AM. Swimming with the thousands upon thousands of squid were baby Mola-Mola's that were about the size of a hub cap. We had to push them out of the way to close the crowder without getting a few of those baby beasts in the net. We got all the bait we needed and then some along with some cool views of amazing ocean life.

Back to Friday for a moment, it was a decent day of Yellowtail fishing on the Polaris Supreme and what kept it from being a very good day was our score at the end of the day. For various reasons, we lost more fish than we tagged but we ended up with a respectable count on the 'tails. We also added plenty of white meat to our RSW hold and when the hatch was shut for the evening, we felt content with a solid day of catching fish in nice weather.

Saturday morning found us fishing the bait balls of squid as we attempted to snag a White Seabass or two. We didn't give it long before we began the chase for some more Yellows' and after a couple anchor jobs, we found yesterday's batch of fish but this time we were armed with plenty of freshly caught squid. Even with our brand new supply of bait we once again lost more than we hooked but just like Friday, we managed to piece together a nice catch of Yellows' in the 15-28 lb. range. Beautiful grade of fish, from the Yellowtail to all the various "taco meat" fish that we captured as well. Again, we are satisfied with our day but felt we should have done a lot better with our hook-to-land ratio. That's fishing though. There will be days that we land most of what we hook and there will be days that we don't. Just remember that when on a trip fishing for coastal species on the Polaris Supreme or any vessel, don't treat it as if they don't require the respect and attention to detail that offshore tuna would muster. Make sure your gear is in proper working order, properly set your drags, tie good knots/connections, and always have fresh line to start the day after a day of catching fish. Regardless of the fish lost, we are happy with our load in the fish hold and we had a very enjoyable trip.

So that is all. Good times were had by all and we'd like to thank Bret and the SDG & E gang for joining us for three days of good fishing, good food, and good friends. We're rolling up the line in rolly seas and our scheduled ETA to Fisherman's Landing is 0700 hours. We'll be turning around for another three day adventure and we'll chat with you tomorrow. Good night.

-Richie and Team Supreme-  

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Good evening everyone. We arrived at the Yellowtail grounds today with the anticipation of a banner day as yesterday's reports from our long range brothers would give us no reason not to think so. We attempted to crowd some squid up for our bait arsenal but were unsuccessful in the early morning hours and continued on our trek towards the fertile fishing grounds. Once we arrived, it wasn't too long before we settled back on the anchor and had a few fish going. We hooked them using every possible method that we typically apply to catching Yellowtail...to be continued.

PS: 0200 hours update: Squid are floating!!! Gotta go, better report tomorrow. Sorry. Decent Yellowtail fishing today with some other tasty treats to join them in our fish holds. We'll be in Yellowtail land tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Hi friends. We departed Fisherman's Landing this morning on our annual Seifert, Lane, and Da Silva three day trip with a full load of bait and a full group of familiar faces. Bait loading went smoothly and we're currently motoring down to points South to begin our fishing activities. Reports sound pretty good at one of our favorite Yellowtail fisheries and we expect to do battle with the mighty Jack's sometime tomorrow.

All is well with the crew as we're all back from our 4th of July vacation and happy to be back to work, just doing our jobs and doing what we love. Chef Schooler/Chef Barry are about to kick out the Prime Rib feast, Drew is showered up and ready to serve the feast, and Tommy is downstairs giving the troops the evening briefing. We have nice weather rolling down and we're ready to get after it.

Not a whole lot to report this evening. Hopefully we have more to report tomorrow, we'll see. From the bridge of the Polaris Supreme, we bid you farewell and have a fantastic night.

-Richie and Team Supreme-

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